Training BenefitsTop Reasons to Train Your Snowplow Equipment Operators
Training available year-round, not just prior to winter
Cost-effective in reducing accidents and equipment damage
Training curriculum includes custom snow & ice removal scenarios
Train on other vehicles including cars, light- and heavy-duty trucks
Self-contained mobile classroom deployed to multiple locations
Pre-screen and assess new operators, seasonal drivers or experienced drivers
Reduce operational costs from wasted materials, fuel and maintenance
Trainers with over 100 years of combined training experience
Multiple plow configurations, actual snow plow controls, simulated spreader
Training ServicesWhat is included with L3 Driver Training Services
Simulation-Based TrainingL-3 driving simulators provide high-fidelity, real-world driving environments that can be configured for multiple vehicle types, including snowplow trucks, tractors, dump trucks, heavy-duty trucks and tractor trailers.
Mobile Training CentersL-3 offers Mobile Training Centers equipped with two driving simulators to maximize your organization’s time and budget. Certified Trainers are available to give your drivers value-added instruction and feedback during the training.
Experienced TrainersL-3 Trainers are transportation industry experts and have over 100 years of combined experience in adult education and driver training. Making drivers professionally competent in safety, efficiency and preparedeness is the primary focus of our curriculum.
Snowfighting CurriculumExclusive snowplow training software is compatible with the L-3 driving simulators which include various snowfighting equipment types and snow and ice removal scenarios. Computer-based training and instructor led training content is specifically developed for on-the-job tasks required of snow equipment operators.
Virtual Winter EnvironmentsTraining offers multiple types of environments, including dense city, freeway, suburban, rural (primary/county) roads with traffic congestion, pedestrians, tunnels and bridges. Real-time visuals include adjustable for time of day, weather conditions, nighttime environments with illumination, headlights, taillights, traffic control signals, fog, rain and snow.
Training AvailabilityL-3 can travel to any location with our Mobile Training Center. We have the ability to have more than one Mobile Training Center at the same location if needed or to provide several at different locations at the same time.
Customer TestimonialsRead what our customers have to say about our training
The simulators are a safe and cost-effective training tool to get our equipment operators thinking about the upcoming winter season [and] give our new operators hands-on experience that they otherwise wouldn’t get until the snow is on the ground.”
Has the training been beneficial? With regard to operator safety, I can tell you that this winter DPW has logged about 34,000 hours in the snow program, probably 90 percent of it driver time, and we haven’t had a single reported accident since the training.
I have not had one truck in the shop for transmission repair since 2006. We used to have a lot of transmission repairs from teaching people how to shift the gears out on the training runway. Now that students learn to shift on a simulator first, we don’t have them grinding gears and tearing up transmissions.
Our analysis indicated that those drivers in Salt Lake City with the lowest pre-training fuel efficiency benefited most from training, with over 7% improvement in fuel efficiency.
This training tool is receiving nothing but 5 stars for its benefits.